New Hampshire to Florida - October / November
2008
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Snowbirds heading south...
Heading south from Norfolk, boats emerge after waiting nearly an hour for the Gilmerton bascule bridge to open.  Just south of this point, the ICW devides.  You can choose the Dismal Swamp route or the Albemarle/Great Bridge route;  we chose the latter.
  The Official Log of Sno' Dog continues...
10-31-08 - Nancy arrived last night.  Sno' Dog now has a First Mate!
              
9:00 AM - Dep Waterside Marina, Norfolk, VA - Temp: 38
              10:15 AM - passing turn-off for Dismal Swamp route
              12:00 Noon - thru Great Bridge Lock, tied up on south wall,
                                 walked to supermarket 0.5 mi S. for groceries
                1:00 PM - Resumed trip south, through Great Bridge bridge
                4:00 PM - Arr: Coinjock Marina,
Coinjock, VA
                               Tied up on wall with about 30 south-facing boats!
                Today: 40.8 n mi.  -  Eng: 5.7 hrs

11-01-08 - 8:30 AM - Dep Coinjock, Temp 40, wind SW 5-10 kts
                9:30 M - enter Albemarle Sound, fairly calm
              11:00 AM - stopped for fuel at Alligator R Marina ($2.92/gal)
            
Filled fuel tanks: 88.9 gal - since Annapolis: 207 n mi, 21.1 hrs
              12:30 PM - enter Alligator River Pungo River Canal
                2:45 PM - Arr: Belhaven Waterway Marina,
Belhaven, NC
                Today: 74.6 n mi.  -  Eng: 6.0 hrs 

11-02-08 -  8:30 AM (EST) - Dep Belhaven - after pancake breakfast!
               10:30 AM - into Neuse R., sunny 55, wind NNE 10 kts
                 1:15 PM - Arr: Beaufort Docks,
Beaufort, NC
                               Drove to Morehead Cty in courtesy car to buy a
                               Digital Converter - now we can watch DTV!
                 Today: 55.5 n mi.  -  Eng: 4.8 hrs
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Finally, some calm weather and seas!  This was taken on the Alligator River just over the border into NC.
Dusk at the Waterway Marina in Belhaven, NC
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11-03-08 - 8:45 AM - Dep Beaufort, rainy, wind: NNE 15 kts
               12:00 noon - thru Onslow Beach Br, rain, wind: NNE 20 kts
                2:15 PM - Arr: Beach House Marina,
Surf City, NC
                        Great to have inside helm in this rainy, windy weather
                 Today: 47.9 n mi.  -  Eng: 5.7 hrs
Sunset at the Beaufort Docks, Beaufort, NC
PDQ "Molly Anne" resting comfortably at her very colorful home on Adams Creek north of Beaufort/Moorehead City, NC
11-04-08 - 8:00 AM - Dep Surf City, wind: NNE 20 kts
Election Day     9:25 AM - Wrightsville Beach, NC
(We voted B4 11:05 AM - Southport, NC (down the Cape Fear R.)
we left home)    2:00 PM - thru Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge
                  3:00 PM - Arr: Myrtle Beach YC (Coquina Harbor)
                               
North Myrtle Beach, SC                        
                 Today: 68.5 n mi.  -  Eng: 7.1 hrs
                                   
Barack Obama will be our next President!

11-05-08 - 9:00 AM - Dep Coquina Harbor, cloudy 60, NNE 20
               12:15 PM - Brookgreen Gardens on the Waccamaw R.
                 2:00 PM - Arr:
Georgetown, SC, Boat Shed Marina
                
Filled fuel tanks: 94.5 gal - 265 n mi since last fill-up,
                Today: 47.9 n mi.  -  Eng: 4.9 hrs     
= 2.8 n mi/gal  
Photographed aboard Sno' Dog at 11:05 PM Tuesday 11/04
Georgetown Sunset
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